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Sharing the books I’m writing, publishing and reading. & @cupofjohanny_podcast

🎉📚 Calling all book lovers and Latine heritage enthusiasts! It's day 11 of Latine Heritage Month, and I have some super exciting news to share with you all! 🌟✨

*cue drumroll* 🥁🥁🥁

I am thrilled to announce that my book, "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring," is going to be transformed into an AUDIOBOOK! 🎧🔊 And guess who will be narrating this incredible adventure? The truly amazing Cindy Price! 😍

Let me spill the tea 🍵 .. When I was writing this book, I couldn't help but daydream about who would be the perfect Isla to narrate this captivating story. During my procrastination breaks (oops!), I tirelessly searched the internet for that one voice that would bring my characters to life. And then, out of nowhere... BOOM! There it was! 🌟

I excitedly turned to my husband and said, "Bae, I found Isla!" Little did I know that fate had something even more magical in store for me. Last year, while scrolling through TikTok, I stumbled upon the incredible Cindy Price right here on this platform! I couldn't believe my luck! 😱 So, I mustered up the courage and asked her to voice a snippet for the femme narration takeover, and heavens, did she deliver! The universe truly aligned for this one! 🌌💫

Now, the moment we've all been waiting for is just around the corner. Get ready to immerse yourselves in the world of "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" through the power of audio! 🎉🔮 Whether you're a fan of middle grade books, heartwarming stories, or simply love a good adventure, this audiobook will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! 😱🌈

Stay tuned, my friends, because this audio journey is going to be one for the books! 📚🎧✨ I can't wait for you all to listen to "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" and embark on this incredible ride with me. Let's make some TikTok magic together! 💃🎥✨

#LatineHeritageMonth #BookLoversUnite #AudiobookAdventures #MrsFranchysEvilRing #TikTokMagic #haveacupofjohanny
Day 9, folks, or I don’t know, I don’t know what day it is, but I am still celebrating Latine Heritage Month by taking advantage of a fantastic sale of The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias. I can tell that this book is gonna be so much more than a heartbreaking story about a family that finds out their little girl has cancer. The first chapter was done and dusted so fast. I got this on my door an hour ago from posting this, and I caught myself saying you know what? I will go ahead and lay it down, but Joa being Joa, I opened it and started reading, and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down until my husband came through the door again and told me we got a wash your hands because I was doing some construction stuff in my office and I got my hands nasty no harm happened to the book. Nevertheless, today's chaotic post is to celebrate Latine Heritage Month by showing off this book that I know will be amazing, and I can’t wait to finish. Something tells me that this may happen pretty fast because of the speed rate at which I read the first chapter, so if you have not yet grabbed this book, The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias, you should.

📚✨ Celebrating Latine Heritage Month with an incredible book find! Day 9 (or who knows what day it is anymore), and I am still riding the wave of excitement. Just got my hands on "The Devil Takes You Home" by Gabino Iglesias, and folks, this is going to be one captivating read. 💔📖

I mean, the first chapter flew by in a blink of an eye! I had just received this gem at my doorstep, and I thought, "Hey, maybe I'll save it for later." But who am I kidding? I couldn't resist diving into its pages, and once I started, there was no turning back. 🚪🔓

Well, until my husband walked in, reminding me to wash my hands after some serious office construction. 😅 Don't worry, though, the book remained unharmed! Now, let's get back to the real celebration here: Latine Heritage Month! 🎉

Today's chaotic post is all about embracing our rich heritage by showcasing this incredible book. "The Devil Takes You Home" is bound to take us on an emotional rollercoaster, exploring the story of a family discovering their little girl's battle with cancer. It's more than just heartbreak, I can sense there is a paranormal aspect to this book that will shock me later. 😨

I also have a feeling that finishing this book won't take long, given how quickly I devoured the first chapter. So, if you haven't already, grab a copy of "The Devil Takes You Home" by Gabino Iglesias. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this literary masterpiece. 🙌📚

Let's keep celebrating Latine Heritage Month by immersing ourselves in the beauty of our culture, the power of storytelling, and the joy of sharing amazing finds like this book. Stay tuned for more updates on my reading journey, and let's spread the love for Latine voices together! 💃❤️

#LatineHeritageMonth #BookwormsUnite #thedeviltakesyouhome #gabinoiglesias #haveacupofjohanny #horrortok #HiddenDepths #SpreadTheWord #MustRead #SupportDiverseAuthors #LatinHeritageMonth
🌙✨ Day 8 of Celebrating Latine Heritage Month! ✨🌙

Hey TikTok fam, it's day eight of my Latine Heritage Month celebration, and today I want to shine a spotlight on an incredible author that I truly admire. This author's writing style is absolutely captivating, with a touch of darkness that makes their work so uniquely theirs. And without further ado, let's talk about Sylvia Moreno-Garcia and her masterpiece, "Certain Dark Things"!

This book, my friends, left me completely mesmerized from the very first page. It served as my introduction to the talented Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, and I was instantly hooked. "Certain Dark Things" takes us on a thrilling journey where a basurero (garbage collector) and a vampire with Aztec lineage cross paths in a dystopian Mexico City.

The vampire, coming from a rich lineage, finds herself caught in a dangerous web of narco vampires who are relentlessly hunting her down. Meanwhile, the basurero is simply trying to make ends meet. But their paths intertwine, and the question arises: should the vampire keep this guy around when everyone who has tried to help her ends up dead?

Let me tell you, this book is pure dystopian noir brilliance! The author paints a malevolent and haunting picture of a Mexico City plagued by corruption, narcos, and vampires. The atmosphere she creates is so vivid, so dark, that it's impossible to put the book down. I was completely engrossed!

Sylvia Moreno-Garcia's talent for crafting such a dystopian world filled with intricate characters is truly awe-inspiring. This is just the beginning of my journey with her as an author, and I can't wait to dive into more of her captivating books.

So, my fellow bookworms, if you're craving a thrilling, atmospheric read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, "Certain Dark Things" is an absolute must-read! Trust me, you won't be able to resist the allure of Sylvia Moreno-Garcia's unique writing style and the captivating world she has created.

Let's continue celebrating Latine heritage by supporting incredible Latinx authors like Sylvia Moreno-Garcia. Drop a comment if you've read "Certain Dark Things" or if you have any other recommendations from this amazing author. Stay tuned for more literary adventures, and remember to always embrace and celebrate your heritage! 📚🎉✨

#LatinHeritageMonth #SylviaMoranoGarcia #CertainDarkThings #bookwormsunite📚🐛 #bookdragons #moodreadersunite #latineheritagebooks #haveacupofjohanny
🌟 Celebrating Latine Heritage Month Day 5! 🌟

Today, I am shining a spotlight on another incredible Latine author and her middle grade series. Middle grade books are SO important, and if you haven't checked out my previous TikTok video, make sure you do to understand why I think they're so essential! But let's dive into today's highlight: the Merci Suarez series by Meg Medina. 📚

This series holds a special place in my heart because not only is the main character, Merci, a girl with a lazy eye just like me, but she also goes through similar struggles that I faced in school because of it. 💔 But what truly makes this series remarkable is the relatable family dynamics. The author, Meg Medina, brilliantly portrays a Latine family that isn't well-off and faces the everyday struggles that many immigrant families go through. 💪 They may get mad at each other, face financial difficulties, but ultimately, they come together with love and resilience to overcome any obstacles in their family life.

This series is a beautiful representation of a Latine family and showcases their wholesomeness. 🙌 I genuinely wish that more people would read these books and gain empathy and understanding for kids who may look different or come from non-native backgrounds. Merci's story is a reminder that we are all trying to make the best of our lives, regardless of where we come from. 🌎 Let's embrace diversity and support stories like these that shed light on the experiences of immigrant families.

So, grab a copy of the Merci Suarez series by Meg Medina and let's dive into a world filled with relatability, love, and the power of unity. Together, let's celebrate the richness of Latine heritage and foster empathy and understanding in our hearts. 💃📖✨
#latinxheritagemonth2022 #MerciSuarezSeries #RepresentationMatters #Empathy #diversitymatters #EmbraceYourHeritage #CulturalAppreciation #haveacupofjohanny #latineculture #mglit
🔮✨ Calling all bookworms and magic lovers! ✨🔮

It's day five of Latine Heritage Month, and I am beyond excited to introduce you to an incredible book series that will cast a spell on your hearts! 📚💫

Let's dive into the enchanting world of the Witchlings series by the talented Claribel Ortega, a fellow Dominican author (nope, no relation 😂). This series is like stepping into the magical realm of HP, but with BETTER representation and a powerful social commentary! 🌍

I've devoured books 1 and 2, and let me tell you, the wait for the next installment is driving me absolutely witchy! 🧙‍♀️⏳

But why is this series so special, you ask? Well, it not only takes us on a thrilling adventure, but it also tackles important topics that young readers NEED to know about. 💪✨

Through its entertaining storyline, the Witchlings series delves into society and aspects of democracy in a way that is relatable and easy to understand. It empowers young people by showing them that they have the power to challenge the status quo and make a difference. 🌟📚

So, whether you're a fan of magic, love diverse representation, or crave thought-provoking narratives, the Witchlings series is an absolute MUST-READ! Join me in celebrating Latine voices and supporting Claribel Ortega's incredible work. Let's spread the word about this magical gem! ✨🌙

Stay tuned for more bookish adventures, my fellow bookworms! And remember, with a little magic and a lot of heart, we can change the world! 💖✨
#witchlingseries #witchlingsbook
#LatineHeritageMonth #BookwormMagic #EmbraceYourHeritage #CulturalAppreciation #haveacupofjohanny #latineculture #mglit #dominicanbooktok #mgbooktok
🌍 Embracing Heritage during Latine Heritage Month🌿

Hey TikTok fam, gather around for a story time📚✨ Today, I want to share a personal experience that shaped my perspective on embracing my heritage during Latine Heritage Month.

Picture this: a young version of me, living in the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, alongside my amazing auntie and uncle. 💃🏽🗽 I was caught in the crossroads of assimilation and preserving my cultural roots. In my eagerness to fit in, I made a statement to my auntie, confessing my desire to abandon Spanish and solely speak English. 😔

But oh, how grateful I am for my auntie's wisdom and guidance! In a transformative moment, she spoke words that forever changed my outlook on language and cultural identity. She reminded me that Spanish, our beautiful language, holds immense value, and that being bilingual is a superpower that bridges worlds. 🌎🗣️

That moment was a turning point in my life. It allowed me to embrace my true self, my Dominican heritage, and all the unique qualities that make me who I am. When I immigrated to the United States, I carried with me the richness of my culture, and it's something I cherish deeply. 🇩🇴❤️

So, my friends, in this video, I want to shed light on the struggles that immigrants often face. Many have had to make sacrifices, both willingly and unwillingly, in order to build a life in a foreign land. Instead of pity, let's choose empathy and understanding when we encounter someone who has walked that path. 🤝❤️

Together, let's celebrate diversity and open our hearts to the stories and experiences that shape the beautiful tapestry of our global community. 🌈✨ Remember, it's these shared moments of understanding that can truly change the world. Let's make a difference, one compassionate interaction at a time. 🌟

Tag a friend who needs to hear this powerful message, and let's spread love, acceptance, and cultural appreciation far and wide! 🙌🌍💖
#EmbraceYourHeritage #CulturalAppreciation #EmpathyMatters #haveacupofjohanny #latineheritagemonth #latineculture #bilingualfolk #embracingyourself #fightingagainstassimilation
🎉Celebrating Latine Heritage Month - Day 4🎉

🎃📚 Calling all horror lovers: I've got the ultimate spooky treat for you! 👻💀 Get ready to dive into the bone-chilling world of "Camp Slaughter" by Sergio Gomez, a must-read for this Fall-Spooky season! 🍂🏕️

In this heart-pounding slasher story, a terrifying cannibalist lurks in the shadows of a secluded cabin, just waiting for unsuspecting kids to cross its path. 😱💀 With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by immersing yourself in a tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat, questioning every creak in the night? 🌙🔪

But be warned, my friends, this is no ordinary horror novel! 😈📖 Gomez masterfully weaves together suspense, gore, and an eerie atmosphere that will have you double-checking your surroundings long after you've put the book down. 💀🌳 Just remember, if you're planning a camping trip anytime soon, you might want to think twice before venturing into the woods! 🏕️🔥

So grab your favorite cozy blanket, brew a cup of something warm, and prepare to lose yourself in the twisted world of "Camp Slaughter"! 🍂📚 Whether you're a die-hard horror fan or just looking for an exhilarating read, this book will have you jumping at shadows and sleeping with one eye open. 😴👁️

I’m not going camping. But if you are let me know in the comments how it went 😂

🌙💀 Share your thoughts and tag a friend who loves a good scare! Let's celebrate Latine Heritage Month by embracing our favorite spooky tales! 🎉🌙✨

#CampSlaughter #SpookyReads #LatineHeritageMonth #HorrorLovers #slasherbooks #latinebooks #haveacupofjohanny #latinehorrorbooks #bookrecommendations
Replying to @Have a Cup of Johanny i chose to share my experience at a writer’s conference not to put other’s down but to share what I learned from it. While this was a painful experience and i still feel hurt when i talk about it, it made me realize what i wanted to do with my talent and what i wanted my path to be. #LatineHeritageMonth #latineauthors #latinewriters #latinetiktok #latineindieauthors #supportlatinaauthors #latinxcreatives #latinxbusiness #haveacupofjohanny #haveacupofjohannypodcast #sharingourexpereinces
🌟 Celebrate Latine Heritage Month with "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" 📚✨

Join Isla Delgado, a brave and resilient Dominican American nine-year-old, as she embarks on a captivating adventure that will resonate with readers of all backgrounds. Isla's story not only showcases her remarkable strength but also highlights the rich tapestry of Latine heritage.

At just nine years old, Isla has already faced her fair share of challenges, making her journey even more inspiring. When circumstances force her to live with her dad and his new wife for six months, Isla's anxiety intensifies, and she becomes convinced that her stepmom is an evil witch. But as we delve into Isla's world, we discover that there's much more to her story.

"Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" beautifully weaves elements of Latine culture and family dynamics into an enchanting narrative. As Isla sets out to expose her stepmom's true nature, she learns valuable lessons about parent’s imperfections and the strength of her voice.

Through Isla's eyes, readers of all backgrounds can explore the power of cultural heritage and the universal themes of trust, family, and self-discovery. This delightful middle-grade chapter book not only entertains but also educates, shedding light on the beauty and diversity of Latine traditions and experiences.

Join Isla as she uncovers the secrets that lie within her new family, while celebrating the vibrant spirit of Latine Heritage Month. Let "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" transport you to a world filled with excitement, mystery, and the magic of Latine culture.

Prepare to be captivated by Isla's journey and inspired by the rich tapestry of Latine heritage. Follow along on TikTok and discover why "Mrs. Franchy's Evil Ring" is a must-read for readers seeking diverse and empowering stories. ✨📖✨

#LatineHeritageMonth #BookLoversUnite #MustReads #latinechildrensbooks #latinebooks #latineauthors #supportindieauthors #haveacupofjohanny #mglit
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